Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 3

Given that George left us only 24 hours ago, it seems fitting that today we take a look at the final portion of the PEREZ: ACCENT ON THE FIRST E Fanzine/Portfolio that Omnibus published in 1977, one of the first instances when George's work was singled out among his peers for praise and attention. This … Continue reading Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 3

Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 2

Here's the second part of the PEREZ: ACCENT ON THE FIRST E portfolio fanzine, published in 1977 by Omnibus Publishing. This was one of the first places where George's artwork was hailed within the fan press, a reflection of his growing popularity. While the opening portion of the volume was largely dedicated to a long … Continue reading Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 2

Perez: Accent on the First E

Given what he's going through and how much in the public eye he's been these past few months as a result, this seems like a good moment to revisit this early Fanzine/Portfolio dedicated to the work of George Perez. It was published in 1977 by Omnibus, and was the first real call-out as to George's … Continue reading Perez: Accent on the First E

The Monster Times #13

The MONSTER TIMES was a biweekly newspaper devoted to horror, science fiction and fantasy that began publication in 1972 and ran until 1976. In those days before the Internet, publications such as this one were the only way that fans nationwide could get inside information about the things they loved. The thirteenth issue featured an … Continue reading The Monster Times #13

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #4 and the Birth of the Liberty Legion

STAR-STUDDED COMICS was a long-running fanzine of the Silver into the Bronze Age that specialized in fan-created comic book stories. It was originated and published by a threesome of fans who became known as the "Texas Trio": Buddy Saunders, Howard Keltner and Larry Herndon. It ran for 18 issues from September of 1963 to the … Continue reading STAR-STUDDED COMICS #4 and the Birth of the Liberty Legion

The Last Blue Beetle Story

The Blue Beetle is one of the longest running character-concepts in the world of comic books. The character was initially conceived in 1939 as a take-off of the Green Hornet, but the approach swiftly changed to better suit the needs of a burgeoning marketplace. The Beetle got a regulation super hero costume and even a … Continue reading The Last Blue Beetle Story

The 1964 Alley Award Winners

Dr. Jerry Bails was truly the forefather of organized comic book fandom in the early 1960s. As a full-grown adult, his interest in comic books and comics history brought some respectability to the medium, and his status as a grown-up allowed him to interact with the creators and editors of the comics as a peer … Continue reading The 1964 Alley Award Winners

Lee & Kirby: CARTOONIST PROFILES #4

Here are a pair of additional vintage interviews, one from Stan Lee and one from Roy Thomas, which first saw print in the long running magazine CARTOONIST PROFILES in its November 1969 issue. This is right at the end point of the Silver Age, at a time when Jack Kirby had relocated his family to … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: CARTOONIST PROFILES #4

Rambling with Romita

This is another long-lost interview from the past, from the Spider-Man-themed fanzine THE WEB-SPINNER produced by Mike Appel. It was conducted in 1966, the year that its subject, John Romita, took over the artistic reins of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, replacing teh feature's departing co-creator, Steve Ditko. Once again, it's an interesting insight into just what the … Continue reading Rambling with Romita

Lee & Kirby: Interview: Stan Lee

One of the hazards of just grabbing copies of stuff as they come along: I have no idea where teh interview below originally saw print. It was in a fanzine, and done circa 1968, but the specifics are lost on me. So if you happen to recognize this piece and know its derivation, please let … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: Interview: Stan Lee